St. Stephens man arrested after police find 103 lbs. of marijuana

BERKELEY COUNTY, SC (WCSC) - Berkeley County Sheriff's deputies Sunday arrested a St. Stephen man and seized over 100 lbs. of marijuana.

Ricky Dingle, 54, from Reeds Estate Road in St. Stephen was arrested and charged with trafficking marijuana.

Sheriff's deputies assisted by St. Stephen Police Department stopped Dingle in a semi truck as he was traveling on Highway 52 near St. Stephen. The Sheriff's K-9 Unit was deployed and alerted deputies to the presence of drugs inside the vehicle.

The investigation led to the seizure of approximately 103 pounds of marijuana from a false compartment on the semi-truck driven by Dingle.

Dingle is currently being held in The Hill-Finklea Detention Center.  A bond hearing is scheduled for Monday night.

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